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English High Streets share £1.2m funding

Twelve English High Streets - from Cornwall to Northumberland - will share a £1.2m pot of government cash to rejuvenate shopping areas.

"Town teams" in areas including Liskeard and Newbiggin-by-the-Sea will try out ideas proposed by retail guru Mary Portas in her High Street review.

Fifteen more "Portas pilot" areas will be selected later this year.

Emma Simpson reports.

  • 26 May 2012
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